Archives for May 2008

Aerospace alum joins group to lead human spaceflights

Michael Lammers, a 1996 Iowa State graduate with a BS in aerospace engineering, has been tapped to join a team of flight directors who will lead human spaceflights from Mission Control in Houston. To read more, click here.

Engineering researcher seeks answers to asteroid deflection

Ames, Iowa—An Asteroid Deflection Research Center (ADRC) has been established on the Iowa State campus to bring researchers from around the world to develop asteroid deflection technologies. The center was signed into effect in April by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. “In the early 1990s, scientists around the world initiated studies [Continue Reading…]

Peasant to Professor: A Brief History of the Cultural Revolution of Dr. Ping Lu

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Becky Johnson, AER E Alum, Lands Dream Job

Becky Johnson (BS Aero 2003, MEng Aero 2004) has landed her dream job. She loves Astrodynamics, and her job title for over three years has been Orbital Analyst with the Space Test and Engineering Contract (STEC) at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. STEC supports the Space Development and Test Wing (SDTW). STEC is primarily composed [Continue Reading…]

Alan Sidlinger receives Spring 2008 Teaching Excellence Award

Alan Sidlinger– received a Teaching Excellence Award for Spring, 2008. His major professor is Dr Atul Kelkar and he was nominated for this excellence award by Joe Schaefer, his supervising instructor. The purpose of a Teaching Excellence Award “is to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by graduate students in teaching.”

AerE/MSE senior is commencement student marshal

David Lantz, a graduating senior with a double major in AerE and MSE, has been selected to serve as the College of Engineering student marshal at Iowa State’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10. In this role, Lantz will lead the engineering graduates in to the ceremony. The student marshal is selected by the [Continue Reading…]